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Welcome to the physician directory of the Eye Health Northwest practices. You may either click on a physician to the right or select one by region below to view his or her individual biography. If you are having trouble locating a doctor of your choice do not hesitate to contact us directly.
What is the difference between an Ophthalmologist and an Optometrist?
An optometrist is an eye doctor of optometry (O.D.) and is licensed to practice optometry, not medicine. The practice of optometry traditionally involves examining the eye for the purpose of prescribing and dispensing corrective lenses, screening vision to detect certain eye abnormalities, and prescribing medications for certain eye diseases.
Ophthalmologists are medical doctors (M.D.) with medical school training specifically trained to provide the full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses to treating eye diseases and performing various types of eye surgery. At Eye Health Northwest we have our ophthalmologists specialized by type of surgery to provide the best doctors for certain required eye surgeries.
Eye Health Northwest is a comprehensive eye care practice that features a complete spectrum of ophthalmology services. Our eye surgery services include cataract surgery, LASIK eye surgery, glaucoma treatment options, retina eye surgery, oculoplastic eyelid surgery, dry eye treatment, pediatric ophthalmology and even cosmetic services.
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In order to maintain decent vision and to keep your eyes healthy you must have routine eye exams. For certain age groups it may be alright to have an exam every two years; however, if you are a senior or have diabetes it is a good idea to be checked every six to twelve months. Be sure to consult your Portland eye doctor regarding the consistency of eye exams that you should maintain.